*social justice, line graph, stacked area graph

Cost of thriving vs typical wages for full time workers

Cost of thriving vs typical wages for full time workers
courtesy of Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: stacked area graph


The slow reveal graph slide deck focuses on the typical wages or a male worker, and then asks students to interpret the graph for the typical wages of a female worker. There was no data given for nonbinary, agender, or other workers.

Source/Paired Text:

The typical US worker can no longer afford a family on a year’s salary, showing the dire state of America’s middle class,” by Hillary Hoffower. Published in Business Insider (February 25, 2020).

Potential Math Content: stacked area graph, line graph, advantages and disadvantages of a particular data representation, intersecting lines

Potential Content Connections: social justice, living wage, gender pay gap, inflation

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